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The behemoth still stands but this one had to be removed.

Lori

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The behemoth still stands but this one had to be removed.

next time I plant Castor Bean I'll place them better...this one was crowding a walkway.



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Tiny roots for such a huge plant!

2 Oct, 2008

 

It seems to be a taproot, Gillian. I planted the beans in Jiffy 7's and they grew in a spiral. once in the ground they anchored the plant really well as they all stood up well until we had the hurricane residue... was pretty ruthless when I removed the plant and just sank a spade all the way around...cutting the roots... the stalk was so lignous that I would have had to use a saw and since it's supposed to be poisonous I didn't want to spray dust from the sawing around the plant...so I cut the side roots and pulled it up! As I said, next year I'll have a better idea where to place them.

2 Oct, 2008



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